Skip to comments.CIA moved swiftly to scrub, abandon Libya facility after attack, source says
Posted on 12/06/2012 10:50:09 AM PST by thouworm
Within eight hours of the initial attack on the United States' diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, the CIA decided to scrub and abandon rather than protect its annex, a military intelligence source told Fox News.
The defensive posture was no longer sustainable," the source told Fox News, revealing for the first time how quickly the CIA chose to secure classified material and close down the facility after it took indirect fire from two mortars at about 5:15 a.m. local time Sept. 12.
The adjoining U.S. consulate, by contrast, has never been secured, even three months after the attack.
The process to sanitize the CIA site began on Sept. 11 after the consulate was attacked around 9:35 p.m. local time. The initial stages of the agencys proscribed evacuation plan kicked in as a precautionary step.
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Ping. Did search to see if this had been posted. It hadn’t.
Slightly confused here: didn’t the attck last longer than 8 hours?
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If we believe this, then they missed some stuff, or they should have CNN join their team.
I have to give Mrs. Herridge credit, she is not letting go of this story.
Cover the Muslim President.
why would they scrub the annex and not the other buildings?
“why would they scrub the annex and not the other buildings?”
Because that’s where Jason Borne was being held!
I have said for the longest time and there was also a Beck rant on this that it was “GUN RUNNING” and a giant cover up of a gun running either gone wrong or lost to the Muzzies. It should also be another case of “Follow the Money” Who was getting paid for what? This thing yells, “IMPEACHMENT” all over the place if only the Pubbies had some cajones. GITMO may not have enough room to hold all the players in this one.
IIRC, not much longer. Keyword “benghazitimeline” I will look up also. MestaMachine may remember. She is doing a timeline.
In the beginning of reportage, there was much confusion about Benghazi timeline and Wash DC timeline (IMO, much of it on purpose). Benghazi is 6 hours AHEAD of us.
Stevens was in hospital by 1am Benghazi time and pronounced dead 45 minutes later. (around 8pm Wash DC time). I believe they knew Stevens was dead much sooner than what they have said, but it can’t be proved yet.
Sept 11 Benghazi/Wash DC is begging for an accurate timeline, but the coverup continues.
Maybe soon she will find her "deepthroat", hope so.
Speaking of GITMO, Jennifer Griffin reported that the Annex was the largest detention facility in the ME.
“According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.
“The Libya annex was the largest CIA station in North Africa, and two weeks prior to the attack, the CIA was preparing to shut it down. Most prisoners, according to British and American intelligence sources, had been moved two weeks earlier.”
They are different buildings, “consulate” et al outlying bldgs vs annex/safe house.
Why one and not the others? Yeah, yeah, different agencies, but... it would seem (this being the CIA and all) that the sanitizing would include the consulate properties, removing, changing, or maybe even adding.
CIA moved swiftly to scrub the facility?
Then how did CNN find the Ambassador’s personal handwritten journal on the floor, days later? And pick it up.... and stroll out with it.... and broadcast parts of the diary on the news?
They are sanitizing the site to guard against classified information falling into the hands of Obama’s political opponents.
I’m sure they waited until the FBI investigation was completed.
That does not matter... no one did anything for weeks... all the government did was to lie lie lie lie lie and they are still lying. There is no excuse for anything connected with Benghazi.
The adjoining building 1800 feet from the annex that was attacked was an unflagged rented private villa or residence. It is not a consulate and the media needs to stop calling it that.
“Two mortars”? Not two mortar rounds? Things just get curiouser and curiouser.
The only things we can be fairly certain about with Stevens is:
1. He said goodby to some guy from Turkey about 8:30pm local time at Building 1.
2. There are photos of Stevens being dragged/carried by some young men. Hard to tell from the photos if he was alive or dead.
Everything else is what we have been told by people who have been lying to us.
Why did they wait eight hours to begin destroying classified material? You destroy classified material when you can no longer guarantee security. So, for eight hours, they didn’t think that they needed to destroy classified material. They felt things were secure. But after eight hours, they thought they couldn’t guarantee the security of the classified material. Interesting. What changed?
What are they hiding?
The process to sanitize the CIA site began on Sept. 11 after the consulate was attacked around 9:35 p.m. local time.
What am I supposed to believe from this report? Did they start to sanitize it at 9:35 PM Sept. 11th or 8 hours later at 5:15 AM Sept. 12th?
Waco...they began to bulldoze the site of the murder of 27 children (burned alive) and about as many adults....the dozers moved in 2 days later. Same M.O. Cleanup or contaminate the site of the crime.
"Proscribed" in the article should be "prescribed", with just the opposite meaning.
“What are they hiding?”
Gun running to terrorists and Libya’s WMDS that fell into the wrong hands. Doesn’t anyone else find it strange that just a few weeks after the attack on Benghazi, Panetta came out saying that they had lost track of Syria’s WMDS? The story got little attention at the time. Now suddenly, they know that Syria has loaded sarin gas to use ‘against their own people’??
Could the zero administration be setting this whole thing up to cover the fact that they let these weapons get into the wrong hands? Could they be setting up the Assad regime to take the fall for any WMDS being set off by islamic terrorists in the middle east (or elsewhere) in the very near future?
We are in living in very dangerous times and being ‘lead’ by very dangerous men.
they clearly were ordered to “stay away” from the other buildings
Good one. Though truly here it is difficult to distinguish reality from fiction.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of people involved in this disgrace!
We have to keep hammering at it, and I thank y'all ................................................................................................... FRegards
The classified material was in the annex. No one expected Chris Stevens to be keeping a personal diary, however, I suspect that he did so because he knew he might need to protect himself at some point.
He knew he was on a hit list and he had begged for more security but none was forthcoming. THAT much was apparent from the cables he sent to the state department. When he was turned down, I believe he was truly in fear for his life and kept a record of his movements and meetings in case anything should happen to him.
I also suspect he knew the state department had abandoned him but did not know why.
It is also possible that he had learned that many of the weapons being run through Turkey to Syria were being diverted to the hamas in Gaza and had protested this and that is what the meeting with the Turkish minister was about.
One of the most important corrections that needs to be made in this account is that ex-Seal Glen Doherty arrived from Tripoli on a chartered plane with 7 others (IIRC) at Benghazi airport at about 1am (Benghazi time). They were detained at the airport for over 3 hours---apparently, best reports say, because they required Libyan escort.
Reports say that, at some point in time, this group of men intended to go to the Benghazi Hospital to recover Stevens body. That proved impossible because Al Qaeda surrounded the hospital. Instead, they headed to the Annex, where Doherty and Tyrone Woods (the ex-Seal at the Annex who defied the stand-down orders when the mission/consulate had come under fire) lost their lives shortly after.
There are good references on these facts (which I don't have at the moment but can be googled). This part of the story is rarely mentioned. Why I think these facts, if true, are critical is because they establish the time when Washington DC knew of Steven's death. Reports from the doctor who worked on Stevens is that he was brought to the hospital about 1am (Benghazi time). A team tried to resuscitate him for 45 minutes, and then he was pronounced dead.
If the Tripoli team was going to pick up his body, Washington DC knew Stevens was dead at least by 10pm Wash, DC time.
Obama, Hillary and everyone else monitoring events knew Stevens was dead by 10 pm. I have no way to prove this, but I suspect Obama also knew that even Doherty and Woods were dead before he went to bed to rest for his trip to Las Vegas the next day.
The administration had all night to work a story to sell to the public.
Two sourced timelines (imperfect, but workable as a jumping off point):
The Obama admin left the diplomatic mission in Benghazi virtually undefended ... and this is the administration that had no problem spending US tax dollars on stocking various US embassies including the ones in Egypt, Korea and Indonesia with Obama’s personal memior “Dreams From My Father.” At least some, if not all of the books were purchased from a Saudi Arabian bookstore/seller called Kalemat Arabia and not from a US bookstore :
State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama memoir (Huh??)
Washington Times ^ | 10-25-11 | Jim McElhatton , Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:11:57 PM by STARWISE
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